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Dental FX

Meet Our Dentist at Dental FX

The team at Dental FX loves meeting new patients and providing quality dentistry to families and individuals of all ages. 

Your dentist in Pasadena, MD believes strongly in: 

  • Patient satisfaction
  • Highest quality treatment and services
  • Clear communication
  • Patient education
  • Best practices for healthy smiles

And she has selected team members who embrace these core values. At Dental FX, we are here for you and are always ready to help you take your smile to the next level. 

Continue reading to learn more about your dentist in Pasadena, MD.  

Dr. Judy Yu

Dr. Judy Yu is an artist with a passion for perfecting smiles and boosting confidence.  She is a true advocate of education. Dr. Yu strives to educate herself and her team in our ever-changing field.
She attended the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she received her D.M.D. and was honored in the Temple University Gallery of Success. Her undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Chemistry, was attained at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where she was a Dean’s Scholar. She completed her Executive M.B.A. at Loyola University in Timonium, Maryland.
Dr. Yu is currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA), the Academy of General Dentists (AGD), the Maryland Academy of General Dentists. She served as the Public Information Officer on the board of the Maryland Academy of General Dentists (MAGD). Additionally, she is certified in Forensic Dentistry through the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Walter Reed Medical Center and has served on the Maryland State Committee for Oral Cancer Awareness. Dr. Yu served on The Anne Arundel County Oral Task Force aiming to increase access to care for the adult population.
She is committed to the overall health of her patients and works with her team to educate clients about the importance of oral care and how the pathology in the oral cavity is directly linked to one's general health, including periodontal disease and its relationship with heart disease.
A humanitarian at heart, Dr. Yu truly enjoys giving back to the community. She currently chairs the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Health/Wellness Committee.  Dr. Yu also chairs the McDonogh Parent Association's Parent Education Committee.  She co-founded Junior Fellowship of Christian Athletes, JFCA.  She was involved with the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition to "Make Health Happen." You will often find Dr. Yu volunteering for Missions of Mercy, donating dental services to the public or volunteering at her church by cooking for Heaven’s Kitchen.

Dawn Welsh, COO

Director of Practice Operations

Dawn has been with Dental FX since its conception. She is the office administrator as well as the financial and insurance wizard. She uses her certification in accounting to assist patients in understanding the financial aspects of their dental treatment and can help maximize insurance benefits to obtain optimal dental health. Dawn is able to put the most financially tense patient at ease by preparing a financial plan that fits their budget.

You may also see Dawn performing tasks in the clinical area as well. She has been certified in oral radiography since 2002 and is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) of Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry and Invisalign and a member of AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Management)  She was most recently awarded AA County Citation by County Executive Steuart Pittman for her contributions to economic growth of the county and the State of Maryland.

Her years of running and maintaining a business have easily transformed her into a dental office administrator. Her warm and friendly personality in patient relationships keeps clients coming back.

“We strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible and feel like family members. A lot of people don’t like going to the dentist. Our patients can’t wait until their next appointment," Dawn says. "I love the continuing education that is offered at Dental FX. I feel it helps me to educate patients in these changing times. Be it dental insurance, new procedures or medical / health issues, my team and I will be ready to answer any questions a patient may have. Over 17 years later, I still don’t call it work, I call it a pleasure.”

Courtney W.

Certified X-ray Technician / Dental Assistant

Courtney joined the Dental FX team in September 2015. She enjoys the interaction with the patients while gaining knowledge in the dental field. Courtney likes to see the positive life-changing
results that dentistry can provide for patients. Courtney hopes to further her education and become a dental hygienist. In her spare time Courtney enjoys spending time with her
friends and family.


Cara Rothenhoefer

Dental Hygienist

Cara has been with Dental FX since 2018 and has attended AACC- Business, University of Baltimore. She studied dental hygiene at Community College of Baltimore. 

She enjoys educating patients about their oral health and seeing positive results through dental treatment.

When she is not at work, Cara likes to spend time with her husband and children and play sports. 

Kim B.

Certified Dental Assistant

Kim brings years of dental assisting experience to our dental practice. Her favorite part of dental assisting is meeting new people and helping them achieve the smile that makes them smile.

Kim has a passion for teaching children’s Bible classes at her church, where she met her husband. In her free time, Kim enjoys going to NASCAR races, RVing, fishing, and metal detecting to discover lost Civil War artifacts.

We Provide Healthy Smiles
They make you feel comfortable!

“Everyone is so nice and they make you feel comfortable!”

– Katelyn S. ★★★★★

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